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Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the law, jerry sandusky is a sexually violent predator. he's in a state prison reception center where he's being evaluated, so officials can figure out exactly where he'll be imprisoned. >> john yang in pennsylvania for us. john, thanks. >>> overseas now, look at what happened when german chancellor merkel visited greece today. her first visit since that nation's meltdown began. police clashed with thousands of protesters. angry at germany for imposing tough austerity measures on greece, and returned for a bailout. merkel was there to support greece's prime minister who said his country is flatout exhausted. germany happens to be the most powerful economic engine in europe and has a lot of sway in economic matters. >>> it's been four weeks since the attack on the u.s. con sue late in libya that killed our ambassador and three other americans. and in this political season, the attack is increasingly becoming a political issue. a congressional committee will hold big hearings tomorrow. a preview tonight from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >> reporter: as
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
state law that guarantees the top 10% of graduates makes the university racially diverse enough. 29% hispanic, 6% black. but the university says that considering race is one factor in making sure they admit enough with diversity. >> what is important is that they have the ability to see that not all are the same, regardless of their economic background. >> reporter: the supreme court ruled nine years ago that they can consider race to get a critical mass of students. a decision written by sandra day o'connor. today, they seemed to find it too vague? what is the local end? just scalia, does it vary from ste to state? the lawyer from the university of texas says the school looks at all of the student's accomplishments. we want minorities from different backgrounds, he said. but that prompted justice kennedy, likely the critical vote, so what you're saying is that race accounts above all. opponents of the affirmative action hope they strike it down, judging from the arguments today, they will scale it back possibly. >> pete williams for us tonight, in washington, thank you. >>> and for
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
concussion laws to protect student athletes. at eastern tech in maryland, players take brain function tests to determine if and when they can play after an injury. >> it will tell me how severe my injury is, it will tell me how long i have to get back. >> reporter: banning football altogether may be extreme, but butler's proposal has triggered a passionate debate, forcing the country to take a different look at one of its most cherished pastimes. >>> up next on nightly news, the wild brawl that ended with several arrests. it's no happily ever after. why let constipation slow you down? try miralax. mirlax works differently than other laxatives. it draws water into your colon to unblock your system naturally. don't wait to feel great. miralax. >>> tonight the countdown is on. just a couple of hours before the expected launch of the first privately contracted supply mission to the international space station. california-based spacex will attempt to send its drag-in capsule carrying about a thousand pounds of food, clothes and gear, including ice. >>> now the wild scene caught on camera i
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
cross his fence now he is overrun by the drug runners. >> they have no regard for laws or anything, and if they want to cause us harm they're going to do it. >> reporter: this video shot by a hidden camera on his land shows a group of smugglers carrying bales of marijuana, which lad says he sees regularly, also they cut holes like this in the fence, and they drive trucking through it, headed with drugs, he believes, headed for the ranchland. >> the problem is, our government at the highest level doesn't want to admit what the reality is, is that we have been invaded. >> reporter: in surrounding cochise county, arizona, they fear the drug smugglers, especially after the deaths of two agents. >> we have chunks of this country that we've given control to, to armed thugs. >> reporter: this retired official says that washington has ordered fuel supervisors to downplay the threats in rural counties. >> they don't want this story to be told because it is not convenient for a political election for this story to be told. >> reporter: this general, a former u.s. drug czar, and analyst, agre
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
law, officials say they are closing in on the attackers in an overnight raid. three men were arrested, they said they were involved in the attack. but tonight, her condition can be described as satisfactory by a spokesperson. meanwhile, the world is just waiting for her to wake up. >>> amna nawaz, who continues to cover the story for us. >>> the folks who give out peace prizes awarded it to the european union for peace, democratic and human rights. and while most of official europe celebrated, most of europe was shocked. europe is in the middle of a crisis, which has hurt greece, italy and spain. portugal, just this week, they mocked the chancellor on her visit to athens, regarding germany's role and the crippling austerity measures. one person joked that the place up for the prize was antarctica, a country who has always been at peace. >>> still ahead, a nasty chapter in america, turning into history. what ben affleck saw that turned it into history on the big screen. >>> and later, the mom who revealed something many other moms realized was true for them and their kids, as
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